Georgetown University Law Center.
She served as General Counsel of the United States Office of Personnel Management from 2009 to 2013, and as acting director of the office in 2013. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She received a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, in 1979, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
She began her career as a staff attorney in the Solicitor" General’ s Office of the United States Department of Labor.
From 1984 to 1998, she worked for the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), with increasing levels of responsibility. In 1998, she was unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the head of the United States Office of Special Counsel and served five years in that position.
From 2003 to 2004, she served as office counsel at the law firm of Bernabei and Katz. From 2004 to 2009, she served as Senior Deputy General Counsel at the NTEU. From 2009 to 2013, she was the General Counsel of the United States Office of Personnel Management.
Kaplan took the office of Acting Director in April 2013, after Director John Berry"s four-year term expired.
Kaplan is open about her lesbian identity. On March 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Kaplan to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, to the seat vacated by Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on her nomination on May 8, 2013, and reported her nomination to the floor by voice vote on June 6, 2013.
Her nomination was confirmed on September 17, 2013, by a vote of 64 ayes to 35 nays.
She took the oath of office from Chief Judge Patricia East. Campbell-Smith on November 6, 2013.